Alleyway patrols lead to multiple firearm seizures, arrests

Kamloops City

2022-09-22 16:42 PDT

File # 2022-33833

Two Kamloops men are facing multiple charges following an early morning police presence on Surrey Avenue.

On Sept. 22, 2022, around 3 a.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer was patrolling an area of the North Shore when he observed a suspicious white pickup truck in an alleyway behind the 1000-block of Surrey Avenue.

While investigating, the officer recognized a man known to police, in addition to what appeared to be a firearm, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. Further investigation that followed led to the discovery of more weapons, including a handgun located on one of the suspects, a long gun, ammunition, and a machete.

Michael George Luttman, 38, of Kamloops faces five charges for possessing a loaded firearm without authorization, occupying a vehicle while knowing there was a firearm inside, and possessing while prohibited a restricted weapon, a firearm, and ammunition.

Kevin James Beattie, 22, of Kamloops is charged with three counts of possessing ammunition while prohibited.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-33833.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034


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